Will you require campers and/or staff to wear masks or be vaccinated for COVID-19
Overnight camp is 100% outdoors for the entire week, including strenuous outdoor activities and water-based activities. Beacon of Montana will not require staff or children to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend camp. We will also not require masks of staff or children, however, all are welcome to bring and wear masks if desired. We would encourage parents to have a conversation with their children before coming to camp to relay their desires related to wearing a mask while at camp. Staff will attempt to honor parents desires for their children related to mask wearing when practical.
Are staff checked for a history of criminal or sexual offense activity?
Yes. All our staff have criminal background checks on file with the office. Anyone with any record of sexual offense is disqualified from working as a staff member.
Who sponsors camp?
Beacon of Montana is a faith-based para-church organization, formerly SEP Montana Youth Camp. As SEP Montana, a variety of Christian churches around Montana, business, individuals, and civic organizations have combined resources to make the event happen each year. Examples of past supporters have included McDonalds of Helena, Helena Valley Faith Center, Heuiser Physical Therapy, Tizer Meats, Meineke, Set Free Helena, Sportsmans Warehouse, Kiwanis Club, Johnson & Associates, Inc. and others. In 2020, SEP Montana rebranded as Beacon of Montana Youth Camp.